By Heather Rose Jones
All her lifestyles, Serafina Talarico has searched in useless for a spot the place she and her mystical abilities belong. She by no means came upon it in Rome—the urban of her birth—where her family’s Ethiopian origins marked them as immigrants. After touring midway throughout Europe to check with Alpennia’s Royal Thaumaturgist, her hopes of discovering a house between Margerit Sovitre’s circle of students are dashed, for Serafina can understand, yet now not evoke, the magical forces of the Mysteries of the Saints or even Margerit can’t wake up her abilities.
When Serafina takes accommodations with Luzie Valorin, widowed track instructor and aspiring composer, either their lives are replaced ceaselessly. Luzie’s track holds an influence to rival the Mysteries, and Serafina by myself has the imaginative and prescient to lead her abilities. For sorcery threatens the destiny of Alpennia—indeed of all of Europe—locking the mountains in a malevolent typhoon intended to alter the process heritage. Alpennia’s mystic protections are less than assault and the foremost to survival may possibly lie within the unlikeliest of areas: Luzie’s ambition to jot down an opera at the lifetime of the medieval thinker Tanfrit.